Wednesday, November 08, 2006

ELECTION - THE DAY AFTER: 8:33 PM EST

Back in August, not long after I'd filed to run, I discovered the perfect way to celebrate my winning on November 7th... if I won at all. I'd told quite a few people that if I won, the first thing I would do to celebrate after kissing Lisa would be to run out and buy this. Well, even though I didn't win, I'm still riding high on euphoria at how well I did do. So today, to celebrate a good campaign - that got national attention even - and because it's been a long time since I've treated myself to anything, I followed through on my plan. And bought this around 3 o'clock at Wal-Mart. It just came out yesterday...
I've been waiting years for Police Squad! to come out on DVD. And now it's finally here! This was the short-lived TV series that years later spawned the Naked Gun movies. Haven't watched it yet though (spent the rest of the evening picking up signs and running an errand and some time visiting the TV station) but I'm looking forward to it.

I've also spent part of the evening calling supporters and well-wishers. The sentiment from everyone has been that they're proud of how well I did and that I ran a good campaign.

And you know something? This is the first time in a long, long time that I've allowed myself the luxury of feeling proud of myself. It's been so long since I've felt that, that... I don't even remember when was the last time, or what it felt like. But I'm letting myself feel it now.

To everyone who supported me and kept me in your thoughts and prayers: Don't feel disappointed about this election. Ever since last night, this has been a good thing! Given a lot of factors that were working against me, I had a remarkably great showing... especially for a first-timer. And like I said last night, maybe I didn't win this election... but this was the first time that I've felt that I'd finally taken a step on the road that God has planned for me. Even though (as my good friend Melody commented) I was always on that path... well, it really is quite astonishing to actually see your own feet walking on it.

There's more that I'm going to be writing about in the next day or so. One thing in particular, I haven't said anything about it openly yet. I think it needs to be said though. It's going to come when I discuss the results of last night. And those who I've talked to in the 24 hours or happen to live in Rockingham County will know exactly what I'm talking about.

Okay, off for now. Time to watch Lost with Lisa (this is the last new episode until February so it better be pretty fraggin' good :-).

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